My friend and I recently spent 3 nights at Keltic Quay, and enjoyed the property very much. The cottages are waterfront (steps away!), attractive, incredibly clean and well equipped. We shared a 1 bdrm. (2 queen beds) which is on the top floor. The bottom floor contains the 2 bdrm. cottage.
The view from our balcony was superb, and we made fine use of the tabletop Weber barbecue on two occasions. The kitchen was very well equipped, however, a blender was not provided. Since my breakfast usually consists of a fruit/protein smoothie, I mentioned the lack of a blender to our gracious inkeeper, Reenie, and within 10 minutes she was knocking on our door with a blender for use during our stay. Very much appreciated!
Also worthy of mention, the beds are very comfortable. High quality sleep sets with pillowtop mattresses were a pleasure to retire on at the end of the day. And the lovely breezes from the Bras D'or lakes kept us cool as we drifted off to sleep. Ahhhh....
The main lodge is lovely! We made our way over there with our coffee one evening after supper, to have a game of pool. This central gathering place is very spacious, and beautifully decorated in a classy version of "rustic". There is a large stone fireplace with leather sofa seating around it. In addition to the high-quality pool table, there is a shuffleboard table, large crib board, and darts. Outside there is a firepit area lakeside. Very nice!
Although we have visited Cape Breton a few times before, this was our first time staying in the Whycocomagh area. It was very convenient for our day trips to Baddeck, Sydney and Louisburg.
In summary, we enjoyed our stay at Keltic Quay very much. The only reason for giving 4 stars instead of 5 is the fact that the cottages are stacked (1 bdrm. over 2 bdrm.) in each building, therefore, privacy and noise might be an issue if non-related guests are staying upstairs/downstairs in the cottages. They do have separate entrances, but noise definately carries. Some ladies came in to tidy the downstairs cottage while we were upstairs, and we could clealry hear them talking and moving things about in the kitchen. Conversely, I'm sure they could clearly hear us moving about upstairs. Also, doors opening and closing were highly audible. This likely wouldn't be an issue if friends or family were renting both parts of the cottage building. We also noted that no one came in to tidy or replenish towels, etc. during our three night stay. We were fine with this, as we have no problem re-using towels, and kept the place tidy ourselves. We didn't ask, but perhaps maid service is available daily on request.
Many thanks, Reenie, for your warm hospitality. We will definately tell family and friends about Keltic Quay!
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